The Majority Leader of the Delta State Assembly House, Mr Tim Owhefere, is dead.
NAN reports that Owhefere passed away at the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba at the age of 57 on Wednesday night during a brief illness.
Confirming his death, the State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, expressed shock and sadness over Owhefere’s sudden demise.
The governor described Owhefere, who until his demise, represented Isoko North constituency, as a committed, hardworking, patriotic and thorough-bred lawmaker who served the state and his constituents diligently.
He said that the deceased lawmaker would be long remembered for his outstanding humility, patriotism and commitment to the handling of the affairs of the Assembly as House Leader from 2015.
“The late Owhefere died when his services to the state and the nation were most needed.
“We mourn our fallen lawmaker who gave his best in service to God and humanity.
“He was a committed and hardworking legislator, who championed the course of his people of Isoko, in particular and the state in general.
“He brought his vast knowledge, experience and worthy ideals to bear in the discharge of the functions of his office as House Leader.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I send my profound commiseration to the Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, members of the Assembly, the people of Isoko North Constituency over his demise.
“As we mourn his passage, may the Almighty give his family, the fortitude to bear the loss,” the governor said.